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    2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    This black Benz was booked for a full detail last week and was a nice car to work on.

    Upon Arrival








    Washing
    Used a strong mix of APC on a Tornador Foam Gun and a few drops of shampoo to get a thicker foam and hold the APC on the wheels and tires a bit more.








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    2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Washed the car using a twisted 2BM. I'm using a bucket with clean water to wash away any dirt from the washing pad and apllying soap to the car using my Tornador Foam Gun.







    Checking the image below, it is possible to see how neglected this car was. Seems shiny but a thin film of water was not beading after washing the soap away. No wax, no nothing for many years on this poor Merc.



    Paint was decontaminated using a blue speedy prep Towel.
    (Mike, thanks for showing me this tool at the MTE in Orlando)



    Carpets were thoroughly vacuemed and extracted. Left to dry on the shade





    Interior cleaned as well




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    2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Leather cleaned using a soft brush and light APC dilution.





    Paintwork
    Tried Megs Ultimate Compound on Megs. yellow pad using my PC.




    Panel was wiped down to remove any oils so I could examine the real finish. Was good enough. Around 80% of the defects were removed.





    Driver and passenger door had to be wed sanded using Trizact 3k and 5k. Had been resprayed before. Had to use my rotary to compound this before using the chosen combo (PC + UC + Yellow pad)





    Collinite 476 for some protection


    Tires dressed


    Job done







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    I had a 05 230 s/c amg pack Benz white on white leather. One of my fav cars I have owned . You did a great job on it. I hate love black. How many hours do you have in it??

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    Re: 2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter09 View Post
    I had a 05 230 s/c amg pack Benz white on white leather. One of my fav cars I have owned . You did a great job on it. I hate love black. How many hours do you have in it??
    Thanks Hunter09...it is a realy nice car.
    It took me around 20h to get it done

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    Re: 2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Wow that's pretty impressive! I had no idea UC and a PC could deliver like that. Great job!
    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up."

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    Re: 2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Awesome turn around. What was your method to get around the door handle with the 105?

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    Re: 2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Quote Originally Posted by mfrickman View Post
    Awesome turn around. What was your method to get around the door handle with the 105?
    Speed 6 and lots of care
    Very had on the upper part because only part of the pad was in touch with the panel. Having this issue in mind, I decided to use a 3 inch pad and do all the narrow sections before.

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    Re: 2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Quote Originally Posted by vinharski View Post
    Speed 6 and lots of care
    Very had on the upper part because only part of the pad was in touch with the panel. Having this issue in mind, I decided to use a 3 inch pad and do all the narrow sections before.
    Gotcha. Didn't know if you swapped pads or were just that good!

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    Re: 2005 Black Mercedes - Sale Prep (paintwork correction and interior detail).

    Quote Originally Posted by mfrickman View Post
    Gotcha. Didn't know if you swapped pads or were just that good!
    Totally forgot to mention that


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